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Marisa Rhyne, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)


Faculty, On-Site and Distance Learning Programs, Cedar Valley College


Educational Background

  • Bachelor's degree in veterinary technology, St. Petersburg College
  • Associate degree in Veterinary Technology, Cedar Valley College

Professional Certifications

  • Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care and a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • TVMA Technician Oversight /Paraprofessional Committee
  • Texas Association for Registered Veterinary Technicians
  • Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians
  • Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians
  • Veterinary Team Association of Texas (VTAT) (formerly Texas Association for Registered Veterinary Technicians)
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS)
  • Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT)
  • Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT).

Related Professional Experience

  • Has worked in veterinary clinics as a credentialed technician throughout the Dallas area, covering general practice, emergency practice and specialty practice since graduating from Cedar Valley College in 1998
  • Taught the TVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant I program at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012 to 2015 and in the Collin College District since 2012
  • Has also assisted in labs for the student Veterinary and Emergency and Critical Care Society at Texas A&M University and assisted with labs at the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at A&M in Spring 2017